Ontario Summer Games Coach Application Extension

As of today, we will be extending the application deadline for coaches to participate in the Ontario Summer Games. The event will take place in London, ON, on August 2-5, 2018, and we need various coaches to support the athletes who will be attending.

Take a look at the selection criteria, and submit your application before April 16, 2018 to be considered for this opportunity.

Additionally, athletes, don’t forget that the early deadline to declare your interest is April 30, 2018. The athlete selection criteria is available here, and if you are eligible, declare here.

Full event information can be found on our site here.

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Ontario 10k Road Championships on June 16 at Toronto Waterfront 10k

Athletics Ontario has partnered with Ontario Masters Athletics to create a joint 10km Ontario Road Race Championship on June 16, at the Toronto Waterfront 10k.

Athletics Ontario (AO) will award the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the Open & Junior (U20) categories (male and female) who are residents of Ontario and current members of AO. Ontario Masters Athletics (OMA) medals will be awarded in 5 year age groups starting at 30-34. You must be a member of OMA to qualify for OMA awards.

Registration is now open, so book your spot early at: http://canadarunningseries.com/toronto-waterfront-10k/, as the event sells out quickly!

Note: Due to the course having a net downhill, performances are not eligible for records.

For more information email sherylpreston@athleticsontario.ca

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Athletics Ontario announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the 2018 Inductees in to the AO Hall of Fame.  The ceremony is tentatively scheduled to take place on Saturday September 29, in conjunction with the Athlete of the Year Awards Banquet, “Celebrating Excellence in Athletics”.

The banquet, in addition to the presentation of awards to Hall of Fame Inductees, will also include the presentations of Athlete of the Year Awards for athletes in most age-groups and event groups.  More details will be available in the coming months.

The following builders and athletes will be inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame this September:

BUILDERS’ CATEGORY:

Earl & Geordie Farrell:

Earl and Geordie have been involved with the Saugeen Track & Field Club, based in Port Elgin, since its formation in 1983. Having no indoor facilities and only a dirt track in the beginning, they have helped Saugeen establish itself as one of the top clubs in the province. Earl was the Head Coach of the 1996 World Junior Championships team and served as president of the Ontario Track & Field Association (OTFA) from 1967-2002. Geordie has coached many of the Saugeen Cross Country teams to National Championships and was a national coach on the 2000, 2003 and 2004 World Cross Country Championship Teams. She also served as manager and distances coach of the 2001 World Youth Junior Championships Team and as a coach for the 2003 Junior Pan American Championships Team.

In 2008, Earl & Geordie were honoured at the Ontario Sports Award banquet by being presented with the Syl Apps Award for Achievement in the sport of Athletics.

Neil Farrell (Deceased):

Neil was the Meet director for the 91st Highlands Games and served for 30 years on the Organizing Committee. In 1958, he was the Manager at Cardiff Games and in 1960, the Manager of the Canadian Olympic team. Additionally, Neil was the Canadian Commonwealth Games honorary secretary for 23 years and an active member of the Hamilton Olympic Club.

Neil was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1967.

Helen Vasilic:

Helen is a Level 5 Referee, Umpire and Lap Scorer, Timekeeper and Level 4 Finish Line Judge. She has been a volunteer official for over 30 years at outdoor meets ranging from local high school and club meets, through Regionals, OFSAA,  Pan Am Juniors and Olympic Trials. Helen was Vice-Chair of Ontario Officials’ Council for 8 years and from 2012-2015 served on the National Officials Council.

In 2014, Helen was inducted into the University of Windsor Alumni Sports Hall of Fame.

ATHLETES’ CATEGORY:

Syl Apps (1915-1998):

Syl was Inducted in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 for his accomplishments in sport, ranging from his Toronto Maple Leaf Stanley Cup victories in 1947 and 1948, as well as his performances in the pole vault. He earned an 8th place finish in the pole vault at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany and won the gold medal at the 1934 British Empire Games. Syl was the Canadian Champion in the event from 1934-1936.

Syl was the flag-bearer for Canadian Olympic Team in 1936.

Borys Chambul:

Borys represented Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal in the men’s discus throw event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Borys set the Canadian discus record of 65.40m in 1976, which lasted until 1984., and was ranked 14th in world. This was also a Commonwealth record. He was the Canadian Champion in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1982.

Borys was also named to the 1980 Olympic team (boycotted by Canada).

Carmen Douma:

Carmen, a middle-distance runner with the Guelph Track & Field Club, won the Silver medal in the 1500m at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with a time of 4:08.18. Her performance at the 2008 Olympics included a trip to the final where she placed 9th in the 1500m.

Carmen also placed 17th at the 2004 World Cross Country Championships in Brussels, which helped the Canadian women’s team earn a bronze medal in the short course race.

Cornelius Walsh (1881-1941):

Cornelius represented Canada at the 1908 Olympic Games in London where he won the bronze medal with a throw of 48.50m. He was a Canadian Champion in 1907 in both the 56lb weight and the hammer throw and set a Canadian record in 1910 for the hammer and weight for height events.

Cornelius set a world record of 4.93m in the 56lb weight for height event in 1910.

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FINAL: 2017-2018 Quest for Gold – List of Ontario Card Athletes Announced!

List of Ontario Card Athletes Announced!

March 21, 2018

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been selected for Ontario Cards under the 2017-2018 Quest for Gold – Ontario Athlete Assistance Program (OAAP). The athletes chosen were selected using the sport specific selection criteria developed by Athletics Ontario, approved by its Board of Directors and applied by (the) Selection Committee.

Full Card Athletes: The following athletes have met all criteria and standard to be eligible for full carding (as outlined in Appendix A).

Ranking First Name Last Name M/F Discipline
(if applicable)
1 Leslie Sexton F Marathon
2 Taylor Stewart M Decathlon
3 Caroline Ehrhardt F Triple Jump
4 Ashley Pryke F Javelin
5 Kyra Constantine F 400m
6 Evan Karakolis M Javelin
7 Ashlan Best F 200m
8 Sarah Hammond F 100mH
9 Lucia Stafford F 1500m
10 Madeline Kelly F 800m
11 Andre Ford-Azonwanna M 100m
12 Liam Mather M 110mH
13 Jazz Shukla F 800m
14 Gregory MacNeill M 400mH
15 Divyajyoti Biswal F Triple Jump
16 Kyle Madden M 1500m
17 Evan Esselink M 10000m
18 Khamal Stewart-Baynes M 400m
19 Shyvonne Roxborough F 100m
20 Trevor Hofbauer M Marathon
21 Brittany Stenekes F 100mH
22 Joshua Kellier M 1500m
23 Sean Cate M High Jump
24 Mark Bujnowski M Discus
25 Xahria Santiago F 400mH
26 Kendra Leger F 100mH
27 Sharelle Samuel F 400m
28 Corey Bellemore M 1500m
29 Eric Brathwaite M Shot Put
30 Philip Osei M 400m
31 Rachael Wolfs F Pole Vault
32 Kelsey Balkwill F 400mH
33 Cameron Nurse M 200m
34 Hans Lafleur M High Jump
35 Bryson Patterson M Long Jump
36 Emma Nero F 100mH
37 Erika Fiedler F Pole Vault
38 Dallyssa Huggins F Heptathalon
39 Aurora Rynda F 800m
40 Taylor Sharpe F 400m
41 Katrina Innanen F 400m
MTCS Brogan McDougall F

 

Half Card Nominated Athletes:  The following athletes have met all criteria and standard to be eligible for half carding (as outlined in Appendix A).

Ranking First Name Last Name M/F Discipline
(if applicable)
42 Eli Pawliw M Shot Put
43 Trinity Tutti F Shot Put
44 Holly Pitters F Long Jump
45 Grace Tennant M Discus
46 Bailey Dell F Javelin
47 Lynton Lam M Pole Vault
48 Ally Oulds F 400mH
49 Brian Obonna M Triple Jump
50 Myles Misener-Daley M 200m
51 Eunice Boateng F 100m
52 Barbara Bitchoka F High Jump
53 Jocelyn Chau F 1500m

 

Injury Card Nominated Athletes: The following athletes have met all criteria to be eligible for injury carding.

Ranking First Name Last Name M/F Discipline
(if applicable)
1 Kenya Small M 800m
2 Myles Banfield M 400m
3 Nicole Smith F 200m
4 Adam Palamar M 1500m
5 Branna MacDougall F 5000m
6 Elizabeth Whelan F 800m
7 Ramzi Abdulahi M 200m

 

Para Card Nominated Athletes:  The following athletes have met all criteria and standard to be eligible for carding.

Ranking First Name Last Name M/F Discipline
(if applicable)
1 Peter Snider M 400m (T20)
2 Katty Abran F 100m (T54)

Please note that this list is official and no further changes will be made.

 

Download Notice of Appeal Form

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Athlete Testing & Talent ID: April 8, 2018

Athletics Ontario would like to invite athletes to participate in an Athlete Testing Workshop for the purposes of creating an athlete database. The data will be shared with coaches and athletes to be used as a tool for training.

Athletes will be put through an array of field tests to assess balance, power, speed, coordination. The testing will not over exert the athletes and they will rotate through the tests fairly quickly, taking no more than five minutes per athlete.

This will also be a great opportunity for coaches to learn more about their athlete’s strengths and weaknesses.

*NEW*  Based on athlete and coach feedback from our December Testing opportunity we have made a number of changes to the day:

  • A shorter overall day: athletes will receive an arrival time slot to reduce wait times and the overall day
  • More relevant and user friendly feedback
  • Direct alignment with Athletics Canada testing protocols

This opportunity is open to all coaches, bantam, midget, youth and junior aged athletes.

Athlete testing includes (but is not limited to):

  • Various functional movement patterns to evaluate strength/flexibility imbalances
  • Speed/Reactive testing
  • Event Specific Field testing
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Coaching Bursaries Available!

Coaches, if you took Club Coach, or Sport Coach, Performance Coach or Comp Development modules NCCP in the past 12 months and have not applied for a coach bursary, it is not too late!

There is still a portion of bursary funding that remains to support coaches who have completed those workshops between April 2017 and March 2018. Apply here today to get access to that funding: click here.

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Track and Field in the 6ix: Volunteer Registration Form

Toronto 2018: Track & Field in the 6ix is coming to Varsity Stadium from Aug. 10-12, and there are exciting volunteer opportunities available.

Athletics Canada, in partnership with Tourism Toronto, will welcome 30 countries from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, to compete for gold in 40 events.

As the international athletics community turns its eyes on Toronto, volunteers are essential to the success of the event and showcasing the culture, passion and people of the Greater Toronto Area.

Volunteers will gain an understanding of different functional areas in sport event management and receive first-hand experience in supporting a large-scale international athletics championship. Now is your chance to lend your skills to one of the world’s premier sporting events and contribute to the legacy of building a sport volunteer community that is trained, integrated and engaged.

In order to be a volunteer throughout the Championships, you must be 16 years of age or older as of Aug. 1, 2018.

Being part of Toronto 2018: Track & Field in the 6ix is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, therefore, do not miss your chance to be part of our team.

To fill out the form now, click here.

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Warner and Newman Bring TWO New Canadian Records Home

The IAAF World Indoor Championships took place in Birmingham, UK from March 1-4, 2018. Team Canada sent 14 athletes to the event, 10 of which were representing Ontario. It was an exciting four days and we are proud of the performances from our athletes.

On day two of the Championship, five of our athletes competed. Competing in heats 1 and 2 of the 1500m, were Gabriela Stafford and Kate Van Buskirk. They both ran incredible races and placed 5th and 3rd respectively in their heats, with times of 4:09.94 and 4:09.42, both setting new personal bests! Gabriella’s new time replaces her previous U24 Espoir Ontario record time of 4:11.46. Running in the 400m was Kelsey Balkwill, and after pushing hard for the whole race, she finished 4th in her heat with a time of 53.29 seconds. After a successful birth into the 60m semi-finals, Crystal Emmanuel ran the race in 7.27 seconds, and as fast as that is, unfortunately it wasn’t fast enough to qualify her for the final. Lastly, Brittany Crew represented us in the field on day two, throwing 17.61m and placing 10th in the event.

Day three was a big one for Canada. TWO new Canadian records for our athletes. In the morning, Tim Nedow represented Ontario in the men’s shot put. He threw a season best distance of 20.82m and finished 9th in the event. Damian Warner spent two days competing in seven events for the Men’s Heptathlon. After six of those events, he was a mere 34 points behind the leader, leaving just the 1,000m to determine who the winner would be. After an incredible race where Damian led for the final four laps, his time was just not fast enough to earn him the gold, but he happily took home the silver medal and a new Canadian record with his 6,343 point total. Lastly, in the women’s pole vault, Alysha Newman cleared a new personal best height of 4.70m, and since she held the previous Canadian record, this became the newest record!

On day four, Shawn Barber competed in the men’s pole vault. He cleared a height of 5.45m and finished 15th in the event. Lastly, Jonathan Cabral qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 60m Hurdles, where he ran a time of 7.71s and finished 6th place in his heat.

 

With credit to Athletics Canada and A Runners Eye, the Team Canada photo gallery is available here.

For the final schedule and results, click here.

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AO Indoor Series Meet #3 – Highlights and Results

Our final meet of the Indoor season took place this weekend, co-hosted by the Flying Angels Track Club. With more than 1,000 athletes participating, it was an incredible weekend. 

Setting ANOTHER new Indoor provincial record in Midget Boys weight throw, was Josh Linington, of Brantford Track and Field Club. His toss of 20.60m outdoes the record which he set at the Midget Dual meet last month of 20.32m! 

On the track, Aysia Maurice of 310 Running, took home gold in the Midget Girls 2000m, with a time of 6:43.56. This time not only won her the gold, but it also broke the U15 Girls AO Indoor record for the race! Congratulations Aysia! And lastly, in the U14 Boys 150m, Isaiah Luke, of the Mississauga Olympians, set a new provincial record with a time of 17.84 seconds.

On Saturday, we were honoured to have the members of the Jamaican track and field community come out to speak with our athletes and present some medals. Coaches Maurice Wilson, and Marlon Gayle and athletes Sherone Simpson and Rasheed Dwyer were in Toronto to lead athlete and coach workshops late in the week and were gracious enough to come out to our event.

Additionally, we had a special visit from Olympic bronze medalist Phylicia George. Signing autographs and sharing her Olympic wisdom, the athletes lined up to meet her, take photos, and listen to what she had to say.

Post-Event Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2B3KVBG
The post-event survey will be available until March 25, and we need your feedback to be able to continue to improve our annual events.

Club Champions
The Club Championship results are in!

Overall Indoor Season

  1. University of Toronto Track Club: 281 points
  2. London Western Track and Field Club: 176.5 points
  3. Saugeen Track and Field Club: 128 points
  4. Brantford Track and Field Club: 118 points
  5. Monte Cristo Track Club: 102 points

Overall U14 Bantam

  1. London Western Track and Field Club: 62 points
  2. Monte Cristo Track Club: 53 points
  3. Bullets Track Club: 42 points
  4. University of Toronto Track Club: 32 points
  5. Toronto West Athletics: 31 points

Overall U16 Midget

  1. University of Toronto Track Club: 53 points
  2. Monte Cristo Track Club: 43 points
  3. Mississauga Olympians Track and Field Alliance: 40 points
  4. Brantford Track and Field Club: 36 points
  5. St. Thomas Legion Track and Field Club: 33.5 points

Overall U20 Junior

  1. University of Toronto Track Club: 71 points
  2. London Western Track and Field Club: 60 points
  3. London Legion Track and Field Club: 41 points
  4. Flying Angels Academy: 40 points
  5. Windsor Legion Track and Field Club: 35 points

You can find the full breakdowns of Club standings by clicking here

Congratulations to everyone who competed this weekend! You can find the final results on our Results page, or by clicking here.

The gold medalists are as follows:

Saturday

Track
U14 Boys 800m Race Walk: James Wheeler, Saugeen TFC, 6:25.93
U16 Girls 1500m Race Walk: Breagha Sharpe, Athletiques International 2
U14 Girls 1200m: Clare Teron, Toronto West Athletics, 3:53.40
U14 Boys 1200m: Ben Kulchyski, University of Toronto TC, 3:50.79
U16 Girls 1200m: Abby Ylipahkala, Newmarket Huskies, 3:47.50
U16 Boys 1200m: Ethan Pentland, Meaford Coyotes, 3:16.94
U14 Girls 60m: Charlize Fraser, Bullets Track Club, 8.19s
U14 Boys 60m: Isaiah Luke, Mississauga Olympians, 7.40s
U16 Girls 60m: Izzy Goudros, Unattached Ontario, 7.69s
U16 Boys 60m: Jadon Rose, Mississauga Olympians, 7.13s
U20 Women’s 60m: Alyssa Marsh, Durham Legion Athletics, 7.64s
U20 Men’s 60m: Myles Misener-Daley, Hamilton Olympic Club, 6.91s
U20 Women’s 1500m: Maya Hannagan, Windsor Legion Track Club, 4:41.51
U20 Men’s 1500m: Evan Burke, London Western TFC, 4:01.85
U14 Girls 300m: Elise Sawyer, Monte Cristo TC, 43.01s
U14 Boys 300m: Roman Raydragan, Etobicoke Track Club, 43.05s
U16 Girls 300m: Nicole McKenzie, Boost Athletics Club, 40.41s
U16 Boys 300m: David Hurst Jr., Mississauga Olympians, 37.44s
U20 Women’s 400m: Eden Senior, Project Athletics Club, 59.40s
U20 Men’s 400: Abdullahi Hassan, Project Athletics Club, 49.81s

Field
U16 Boys Weight Throw: Josh Linington, Brantford TFC, 20.60m (new U16 provincial record)
U20 Men’s Weight Throw: Cole Belkwell, Brantford TFC, 17.81m
U14 Boys High Jump: Harley Medeiros, Bullets Track Club, 1.55m
U16 Boys High Jump: Aidan Henry, Brockville Legion Track Club, 1.73m
U14 Boys Shot Put: Harley Medeiros, Bullets Track Club, 13.71m
U16 Boys Shot Put: Benjamin Brewer, Saugeen TFC, 13.99m
U20 Men’s Shot Put: Lucas Woodhall, Brockville Legion Track Club, 16.21m
U14 Girls High Jump: Arienne Birch, North Halton Track Club, 1.46m
U16 Girls High Jump: Zaria Gomes-John, Centro Scuola TFC, 1.53m
U16 Girls Triple Jump: Jillian Catton, Brampton Track Club, 10.87m
U20 Women’s Triple Jump: Anna Obi, Flying Angels Track Club, 11.24m
U16 Boys Triple Jump: Mark Skerl, Monte Cristo Track Club, 11.88m
U20 Men’s Triple Jump: Olorunsemi Akinduro, Flying Angels Track Club, 13.95m

Sunday

Track
U14 Girls 2000m: Rianna Smuk, Toronto Olympic Club, 6:53.43
U14 Boys 2000m: Ben Kulchyski, University of Toronto TC, 6:54.90
U16 Girls 2000m: Aysia Maurice, 310 Running, 6:43.56 (new U15 provincial record)
U16 Boys 2000m: Max Davies, University of Toronto TC, 5:51.35
U20 Women’s 3000m: Charlotte Wood, Central Ontario Rogues, 9:55.36
U20 Men’s 3000m: Joshua Desouza, Newmarket Huskies, 8:34.94
U14 Boys 60mH: Jack Trott-McDermott, London Western TFC, 11.70s
U14 Girls 60mH: Maddie Spadzinski, 310 Running, 10.09s
U16 Boys 60mH: Jaheim Ferguson, Durham Legion Athletics, 9.03s
U16 Girls 60mH: Izzy Goudros, Unattached Ontario, 8.89s
U20 Men’s 60mH: Liam Mather, London Legion TFC, 7.99s
U20 Women’s 60mH: Anna Witherspoon, The Speed Academy, 8.75s
U14 Girls 150m: Charlize Fraser, Bullets Track Club, 19.62s
U14 Boys 150m: Isaiah Luke, Mississauga Olympians, 17.84s (new U14 provincial record)
U20 Women’s 800m: Edna Dar, Blue Devils TC, 2:16.44
U20 Men’s 800m: Abdullahi Hassan, Project Athletics, 1:54.64
U16 Girls 800m: Emma Pegg, Windsor Legion Track Club, 2:19.97
U16 Boys 800m: Riley Flemington, Oakville Legion Track Club, 2:01.34
U14 Girls 800m: Clare Teron, Toronto West Athletics, 2:26.59
U14 Boys 800m: Kamran Brar, Durham Dragons, 2:19.68
U20 Women’s 200m: Alyssa Marsh, Durham Legion Athletics, 25.09s
U20 Men’s 200m: Owen Read, Invictus Athletics, 22.81s
U16 Girls 200m: Izzy Goudros, Unattached Ontario, 24.82s
U16 Boys 200m: Noah Dayton, University of Toronto Track Club, 23.30s

Field
U16 Girls Weight Throw: Alexa Windle, Brantford TFC, 17.54m (new U16 provincial record)
U20 Women’s Weight Throw: Emily Fawcett, Kingston Track Club, 15.19m
U16 Girls Pole Vault: Isabelle Hill, University of Toronto TC, 2.75m
U20 Women’s Pole Vault: Alexandra Throndson, University of Toronto TC, 3.75m
U20 Men’s Pole Vault: Nojah Parker, Unattached Ontario, 4.40m
U14 Girls Shot Put: Sophia Saldutto, Brantford TFC, 8.36m
U16 Girls Shot Put: Alexa Windle, Brantford TFC, 11.83m
U20 Women’s Shot Put: Rebecca Herman, Unattached Ontario, 14.09m
U20 Men’s High Jump: Sam Hall, University of Toronto TC, 2.02m
U20 Women’s High Jump: Robin Clark, University of Toronto TC, 1.70m
U14 Boys Long Jump: Emmett Smith, Brantford TFC, 4.47m
U14 Girls Long Jump: Kristina Vincic, Monte Cristo Track Club, 4.65m
U16 Boys Long Jump: Mark Skerl, Monte Cristo Track Club, 6.20m
U16 Girls Long Jump: Jillian Catton, Brampton Track Club, 4.97m
U20 Men’s Long Jump: Kenny Siharath, Supreme Athletics, 6.91m
U20 Women’s Long Jump: Jasmine Scott-Kilgo, Border City Athletic Club, 5.73m

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